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Baby Eczema Infographic

Baby Eczema Infographic

No parent wants to hear their baby has been diagnosed with infantile eczema. Being a new parent is hard enough without the added stress of learning about such a complex and variable skin condition. We’ve put together the ScratchSleeves ‘Baby Eczema Infographic’ to help new parents find their way through the maze. You can find more

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Using hydrocortisone creams for childhood eczema: Are topical corticosteriods safe?

Using hydrocortisone creams for childhood eczema: Are topical corticosteriods safe?

Looking at the conversations on parenting forums, it’s clear that many parents have concerns over using prescribed hydrocortisone cream and other topical corticosteroids (TCS) in managing their child’s eczema. In fact there is so much anxiety around the use of TCS, that doctors have a term for it: ‘steroid phobia’. As result of this phobia,

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Zoë’s Special Salve – our favourite DIY eczema creams

Zoë’s Special Salve – our favourite DIY eczema creams

Like many eczema kids, our 5 year old hates having eczema creams applied. We have tried all sorts of things to persuade her that they aren’t so bad: from explanations and sticker charts, iPad apps and bribes… One of the few things that has had her accepting creams happily for more that a couple of

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Is Manuka honey good for eczema? Alternative remedies #3

Is Manuka honey good for eczema? Alternative remedies #3

While the value of Manuka honey in the treatment of childhood eczema is yet to be proved, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence coming to the fore. In this article we look more closely at Manuka honey and ask whether it’s worth a try as you seek ways to alleviate your child’s eczema. Application of Manuka

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Eczema Friendly Baby Wipes? Ingredients to watch out for and practical alternatives

Eczema Friendly Baby Wipes? Ingredients to watch out for and practical alternatives

The myriad of baby wipe brands now available makes it hard for parents to choose the best product for their child at the best of times, but it’s even more difficult when you have a child with eczema. In this article we look at what goes into baby wipes and help you choose products which are

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